The History Department promotes the study, teaching and assessment of historical developments that created our present world. Our goal is to help students understand the historical past so that they can better fulfill their roles as historical actors in creating our future society.

The Department offers basic survey courses in American history and the history of world civilizations. Each survey is a stand-alone course. 

In addition to these survey courses, a one-semester course in Minnesota history, which emphasizes the social, political, cultural and economics history of the state, and a one-semester course in the history of the family with a cross-cultural perspective, are also a part of the regular offerings.

Finally, the Department offers occasional one-semester topics courses in various phases of American and world history.

History courses do fulfill a number of requirements for the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, as well as for Normandale graduation requirements. History is a solid major and Normandale history faculty are well-equipped to guide students who are intent upon majoring in this discipline.

The History Department offers the following awards:

  • Associate of Arts History Emphasis - U.S. History
  • Associate of Arts History Emphasis - World History
  • Associate of Arts History Emphasis - General History

If you have further questions about this department and you are new to Normandale, make an appointment with an Admissions representative.

Current or returning students should make an appointment with an academic counselor.

Call 952-358-8261 to make either appointment.